Trade Tech and Advent Partner to Streamline Port Operations and Comply with SOLAS VGM Regulations

Partnership provides end-to-end solution for real-time, visibility and control through combination of mobile and Cloud technology 

ISSAQUAH, Wash. – June 21, 2016 – Effective July 1, 2016, the new SOLAS VGM regulations will begin to disrupt the shipping industry by causing great concern that truckers will not be able to deliver containers to terminals if the VGM has not been properly transmitted to the carrier. Trade Tech and Advent Intermodal Solutions (Advent) announce today that they have formed a partnership to address this issue. Together, Trade Tech’s SOLAS VGM solution, Syrinx™ e-Shipping Portal (Syrinx), and Advent’s port community system, eModal, provide end-to-end supply chain technology to make sure truckers can deliver containers to the terminals with the greatest expediency. The goal is to eliminate wait times and ensure rejection-free processing at the terminal gates, which are both potentially costly occurrences. 

“Many terminals, especially those pushing to gain greater efficiency to handle the new mega-ships, are requiring transmission of the VGM to the carrier before the container can be received at the terminal.  There is no point in having the trucker schedule an appointment to deliver a container to the terminal if the VGM has not already been transmitted,” said Bryn Heimbeck, CEO, Trade Tech. “Our solution empowers truckers to confirm the VGM transmission, or even trigger the transmission, in cases where the cargo needs to be weighed by a third-party scale before attempting to schedule a delivery appointment.”

Heimbeck continues, “We’re excited to partner with Advent because their eModal community comprises over 10,000 trucking and motor carrier companies, 80 shipping lines and 40 terminals. Having both of our solutions working together seamlessly will result in smooth compliance with the SOLAS VGM requirements and offer even greater gains in terminal efficiency. This is just the start of us creating a more collaborative industry as a whole and solving the current disjointed communication methods.”

Michael Mayhew, senior business development manager, Advent, says, “The end-to-end solution created by using both Syrinx and eModal will ensure the trucking community and terminals receive the data confirmation needed to make appointments and manage pre-arrival of cargo in terminals where VGM is a prerequisite for entry. Together we will continue to move toward optimizing in-gate procedures and streamlining port operations globally.”
For More Information
To learn more about how Trade Tech’s Syrinx e-Shipping Portal can help the shipping industry prepare to comply with the SOLAS VGM requirement, download Trade Tech’s e-brochure or schedule a free demo today.

About Advent Intermodal Solutions
Advent Intermodal Solutions is a globally recognized organization offering IT-based solutions and consulting services to port authorities, marine terminals, shipping lines, cargo owners, and service providers worldwide. More than 40 terminals, 80 shipping lines, and 100,000 users trust Advent for their software solutions, custom development services, and EDI management offerings. For more information about Advent Intermodal Solutions, visit

About Trade Tech
Founded in 1997, Trade Tech is a major provider of transportation management, supply chain and security filing solutions to the freight forwarder community. Trade Tech applications link shippers, importers, Customs House Brokers, consignees, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC), carriers, truckers, warehouses and forwarders, and provide visibility of the movement of goods throughout the supply chain. Trade Tech clients enjoy access to the latest applications and data through the Trade Tech cloud-based application every time they log on to the Trade Tech network – without any software downloads or server set ups. For more information, please visit:

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